Cost of Living Comparison Between China and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 65.53% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 34.62% higher than in China
Rent Prices in South Korea are 26.80% lower than in China
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 25.80% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 97.23% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 48.06% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(5,781.74 ₩)
41.51 ¥
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +38.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(38,544.95 ₩)
254.25 ¥
(49,000.00 ₩)
     +27.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(6,745.37 ₩)
36.32 ¥
(7,000.00 ₩)
     +3.77 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 ¥
(1,541.80 ₩)
20.75 ¥
(4,000.00 ₩)
     +159.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(3,854.49 ₩)
31.13 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +55.66 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.02 ¥
(5,014.94 ₩)
23.90 ¥
(4,605.45 ₩)
     -8.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 ¥
(642.23 ₩)
9.12 ¥
(1,757.89 ₩)
     +173.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 ¥
(415.40 ₩)
4.71 ¥
(907.43 ₩)
     +118.45 %
Markets
China Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 52.52 ¥
(10,122.43 ₩)
50.57 ¥
(9,746.08 ₩)
     -3.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.61 ¥
(2,045.05 ₩)
14.84 ¥
(2,859.44 ₩)
     +39.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.08 ¥
(593.40 ₩)
10.82 ¥
(2,084.71 ₩)
     +251.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.27 ¥
(2,557.56 ₩)
19.48 ¥
(3,755.03 ₩)
     +46.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.67 ¥
(7,837.76 ₩)
39.95 ¥
(7,699.70 ₩)
     -1.76 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.54 ¥
(2,416.83 ₩)
27.04 ¥
(5,210.58 ₩)
     +115.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 38.67 ¥
(7,453.60 ₩)
94.11 ¥
(18,137.65 ₩)
     +143.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.71 ¥
(1,099.94 ₩)
18.81 ¥
(3,624.66 ₩)
     +229.53 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.59 ¥
(885.41 ₩)
10.24 ¥
(1,972.68 ₩)
     +122.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.28 ¥
(1,017.53 ₩)
15.85 ¥
(3,054.63 ₩)
     +200.20 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.94 ¥
(758.84 ₩)
16.55 ¥
(3,188.88 ₩)
     +320.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.50 ¥
(480.90 ₩)
10.51 ¥
(2,024.78 ₩)
     +321.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.89 ¥
(557.47 ₩)
7.71 ¥
(1,484.99 ₩)
     +166.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.50 ¥
(868.13 ₩)
14.21 ¥
(2,738.62 ₩)
     +215.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.24 ¥
(817.75 ₩)
6.90 ¥
(1,330.39 ₩)
     +62.69 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ¥
(15,417.98 ₩)
83.02 ¥
(16,000.00 ₩)
     +3.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.62 ¥
(1,083.94 ₩)
13.46 ¥
(2,594.73 ₩)
     +139.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.39 ¥
(2,580.29 ₩)
16.40 ¥
(3,160.21 ₩)
     +22.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(4,818.12 ₩)
23.35 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -6.60 %
Transportation
China Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥
(578.17 ₩)
6.75 ¥
(1,300.00 ₩)
     +124.85 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ¥
(28,908.71 ₩)
285.38 ¥
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +90.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 ¥
(2,505.42 ₩)
18.16 ¥
(3,500.00 ₩)
     +39.70 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 ¥
(744.39 ₩)
7.52 ¥
(1,448.41 ₩)
     +94.58 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.00 ¥
(8,479.89 ₩)
62.26 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +41.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.27 ¥
(6,027.36 ₩)
33.80 ¥
(6,513.77 ₩)
     +8.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 148,000.00 ¥
(28,523,262.28 ₩)
179,011.78 ¥
(34,500,000.00 ₩)
     +20.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 136,462.42 ¥
(26,299,684.47 ₩)
160,567.57 ¥
(30,945,343.59 ₩)
     +17.66 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 366.56 ¥
(70,644.83 ₩)
932.48 ¥
(179,711.93 ₩)
     +154.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥
(34.91 ₩)
0.91 ¥
(175.49 ₩)
     +402.74 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 93.73 ¥
(18,063.38 ₩)
140.88 ¥
(27,151.91 ₩)
     +50.31 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 293.13 ¥
(56,494.09 ₩)
314.28 ¥
(60,569.56 ₩)
     +7.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 105.54 ¥
(20,339.34 ₩)
118.59 ¥
(22,855.68 ₩)
     +12.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ¥
(8,672.61 ₩)
62.26 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +38.37 %
Childcare
China Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,956.30 ¥
(762,476.91 ₩)
2,438.56 ¥
(469,970.59 ₩)
     -38.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 151,987.64 ¥
(29,291,779.27 ₩)
138,247.34 ¥
(26,643,684.08 ₩)
     -9.04 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 399.09 ¥
(76,913.70 ₩)
368.48 ¥
(71,014.43 ₩)
     -7.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 234.30 ¥
(45,155.41 ₩)
253.50 ¥
(48,855.80 ₩)
     +8.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 564.44 ¥
(108,781.59 ₩)
481.53 ¥
(92,801.85 ₩)
     -14.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 584.87 ¥
(112,718.35 ₩)
694.77 ¥
(133,899.71 ₩)
     +18.79 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,038.62 ¥
(971,066.14 ₩)
3,264.84 ¥
(629,214.94 ₩)
     -35.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,937.25 ¥
(566,081.55 ₩)
2,238.48 ¥
(431,410.27 ₩)
     -23.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,122.35 ¥
(2,143,552.19 ₩)
7,716.88 ¥
(1,487,233.92 ₩)
     -30.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,019.91 ¥
(1,160,185.62 ₩)
5,282.59 ¥
(1,018,085.11 ₩)
     -12.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,765.82 ¥
(1,303,940.83 ₩)
9,331.49 ¥
(1,798,409.52 ₩)
     +37.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,836.03 ¥
(739,298.36 ₩)
5,227.65 ¥
(1,007,497.49 ₩)
     +36.28 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,387.87 ¥
(1,423,825.13 ₩)
14,725.14 ¥
(2,837,898.31 ₩)
     +99.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.22 3.44      -34.19 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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